Welcome to the Krbek Group

We are an Emmy Noether junior research group led by Dr. Larissa von Krbek at the Kekulé-Institute for Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Bonn.

The Krbek group is interested in developing and investigating out-of-equilibrium supramolecular systems. We focus on metallo-supramolecular complexes and cages which are either driven by chemical or photochemical "fuels".

Broadly, the von Krbek Group's research interests include:

  • Supramolecular chemistry and molecular (out-of-equilibrium) self-assembly
  • Metallo-supramolecular coordination complexes and cages
  • Photoswitches, their synthesis, investigation, and their use in supramolecular architectures
  • Thermodynamic and kinetic investigation of self-assembled dynamic systems
  • Thermodynamic investigation of (out of the ordinary) host-guest equilibria

Our research on dissipative supramolecular systems will contribute to a better understanding of out-of-equilibrium systems in nature and we are working towards practical applications in molecular separation and catalysis.



We gratefully acknowledge funding from the DFG via the Emmy Noether Programme and the FCI.


© Chem. Sci.

New publication from the group!


Great Collaboration with Lidón, Max Tipping, Atena Solea and Mike Ward (Warwick) just accepted in Chem. Sci.


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A warm welcome to the group to Johannes and Justin who are joining for their Master's interships!


All the best for Johannes, who is starting his Master's thesis in the group! 
Good luck to Justin and Jonathan
for their internships in industry and with Jonathan Nitschke (Cambridge), respectively! We are looking forward to your return in autumn!


Huge congratulations to Vigan for winning a PhD fellowship from Avicenna Studienwerk!


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Congratulations to Anne and Vigan for successfully finishing their Master's theses


A warm welcome to the group to Anne and Vigan, who are starting their PhDs in the group, and to Jonathan, who is starting his Master's internship!


© Org. Biomol. Chem.

New publication from the group!


Ruben's and Max's first paper gets published in Org. Biomol. Chem. 


Now highlited on the cover of Org. Biomol. Chem. (28/06/2023)


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Kekulé-Institut für Organische Chemie und Biochemie
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Gerhard-Domagk-Str. 1
53121 Bonn

Dr. Larissa von Krbek

room:      5.090

phone:    +49 (0)228 73 5608

email:       larissa.vonkrbek(at)uni-bonn.de

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